A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media
- The New Republic gives us the in-depth article The Science of Suffering, which discusses PTSD as experienced by different groups of immigrants and their children and how suffering may be passed down to future generations. Two anthropologists are included in this fascinating article.
- Anthropologists help provide a more measured interpretation of President Obama’s executive order on immigration: for the Vermont dairy industry and Americans as a whole.
- Foreign Policy published a piece about the Philippine government harnessing the illegal logging industry to help clear downed trees after Typhoon Haiyan. Anthropologist Jan van der Ploeg’s study on illegal logging in the country features prominently.
- UC Santa Barbara anthropologist Dana Bardolph found that female authors are under-represented in archaeology journals.
- Tribal officials accuse the California Department of Transportation of violating the National Historic Preservation Act. Tribes claim the act is “toothless” and that the system is fraught with conflicts of interest.